Today is the day Quix users have been waiting for. We are proud to announce the release of Quix 4! This is a big milestone for our team and we have been hard at work improving your page building experience from scratch.
Quix 4 is the reflection of year-long hard work, dedication, and commitment to our users.
We re-wrote the rendering engine, caching mechanism, and image processing from scratch. The result is incredible faster page loading speeds with a vibrant UI that's easy on your eyes - you'll be blown away!
Do I have your attention? Then let's dive right in.
Incredible Speed - The New Standard for Web Performance
One of the best things about Quix 4 is that it loads pages fast. Built-in image optimization, webp creation, lazy loading, on-demand assets loading, and dynamic caching make Quix the fastest page builder for Joomla.
Your website performance is important for SEO because of the new Core Web Vitals. Quix checks if your website has all the requirements and if it loads quickly.
Built-In Image Optimization
Even the best images can slow down a website. Images are often too large for their intended display size, which results in slower page loading speed.
Quix 4 solves this problem by optimizing your images automatically so they load fast and look great on any screen size. No more tedious Photoshop work! Just set up a few rules once and let our software do the rest of the heavy lifting.
If you want to load your website faster, you need to make sure that images are lazy-loaded. We all know that speed is a ranking factor, but it's hard to do when you have to load all of your images on the page.
But it's not always obvious how to do this with Joomla.
With Quix built-in lazy loading, your images automatically become visible only when the user scrolls down the page. This way, you get all the benefits of lazy loading without having to do any additional work yourself!
On Demand Asset Loading
We are dedicated to making sure your website is as fast and lightweight as possible. Our asset engine automatically optimizes the weight of assets by only loading what you need, when you need it which will make a big difference for SEO rankings!
We know page speed can be an important factor in search engine ranking so we've put that first priority with our Asset Engine: lean and fat-free pages mean more traffic on the site!
Quix pages are just-in-time dynamically generated, cached and re-generated when its content or layout has changed. Caching for Quix is critical to make the page run fast.
Quix pages load faster on regular servers because they are always static. On a server that has both, Quix can serve the static part of the page while keeping the dynamic content in place.
Improved User Experience
We believe the completely overhauled backend interface is refreshing and easy to use. The new design allows for better navigation, more customization, and it's a joy in your eyes!
The visual builder has been freshened up with vibrant colors, clean spacing, and loads of new features to make it easier than ever before. The settings have also had a complete overhaul with gradient picker and responsive toggle being just two examples of the many UI elements available for use in your designs.
Saving your work after every change can be a pain. But now thanks to autosaving everything, it's more like clicking save whenever there are any updates that need to happen at all!
Header and Footer Builder
This is the beginning of a new chapter for Quix. Now you can design your website's headers and footers without needing any template framework or coding knowledge, which will give them that original look they deserve!
Header builders come with all the necessary elements and settings to create the perfect header your website deserves.
Collection of Header and Footer
Conditional Display Logic
With Conditional Display Logic, you can set the conditions that determine where your header or footer template appears throughout your site. You have a choice of setting permissions for each page so visitors see different headers and footers depending on which content they are viewing to ensure seamless browsing from start to finish.
History - Easy-peasy Lemon Squeezy
We understand that mistakes happen - and with our new history feature, you can easily navigate to all the changes happening in your website. If something goes wrong, don't worry! You'll always be able to roll back a change by clicking on it again.
Brand New Elements
Lottie Animation Element
Good news for the Designers and motion graphics artists! Now you can display lightweight, scalable, and interactive Lottie animations on your websites with Quix 4's brand new Lottie Animation Element. A Lottie is a JSON-based animation file format that enables designers to ship animations on any platform as quickly as shipping static assets.
You can simply find animations at LottieFiles or make one from their server according to your choice and use the JSON URL to add them anywhere within your Quix powered website. The Element is exceptionally easy to use with a range of styling options and seamlessly works on mobile, tablet, or desktop.
LiveCopy - Forget Export/Import
Imagine being able to copy and paste any design you want from one site directly into the other, without exporting or importing. The live copy is an amazing innovation that makes it easy for anyone who needs a quick turnaround on designs!
The best part; you can copy your local changes and apply them on a live website. Isn't it amazing?
JCE Editor Support
The most requested feature for Quix is finally here! Quix 4 brings JCE Editor Support, an award-winning, configurable WYSIWYG editor for Joomla! From now, you can create a spanking article including advanced Image, File and Link handling, 50 different commands, plugin supports, and an administration interface for editor configuration all within with Quix integrated JCE Editor support.
Not using JCE? No problem, Quix now works with default Joomla editors and falls back to its own.
The Atom template
We've spent all the time doing it for you! With this Joomla template, now you can get a Google page speed score of over 90. Gone are the days where your site was slow and clunky.
Atom is the perfect boilerplate template for you to get started. In order to make your website as fast and efficient as possible, Atom eliminates all unnecessary css and js loading and load assets on-demand with our Leanest Joomla Template Ever Created - No Bloated Framework Here!
New Media Manager
Quix Media Manager is your best friend when it comes to managing media files and folders. The default Joomla file manager, for example, can be a nightmare!
Quix's new update now integrates with Icons Library so that you have the option of looking up what an icon represents before downloading it or uploading one from another site. It also offers Unsplash support which means no more need to hunt around on Google Images if all you're really after are some nice backgrounds (or icons!).
🎉 Partner Giveaway 🎉
We are so excited to share the newest version of Quix 4 with you! This is our biggest release yet, and we can't wait for you to see all that we have in store. With a sleek new interface, tons of features, and an improved speed - this page builder has everything your website needs.
Let us know what your favorite features or improvements are in the comments section below. And, if you haven't already signed up for our newsletter, please do! You'll be one of the first people to see anything we release before anyone else does, including all future updates like Quix 5 when it is released next year (not that there's a guarantee).
Download Quix 4 today and give your website the speed it deserves!
Alert: A backup is a must before upgrading to Quix 4. This major release may leave your plugins and components outdated, so make sure you take one for the road!